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Tesla May Soon Have a Battery That Can Last a Million Miles

Elon Musk promised Tesla would soon have a million-mile battery, more than double what drivers can expect today. A new paper suggests...

Knives Made of Frozen Feces Are Kinda Crappy

Anthropologists have disproved the urban legend once and for all.

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AI Helps Seismologists Predict Earthquakes

Machine learning is bringing seismologists closer to an elusive goal: forecasting quakes well before they strike.

How Vikings Went Into a Trancelike Rage Before Battle

Ethnobotanists have a new theory on which plant the berserkers ingested.

The Area 51 Raid Was the Worst Way to Spot an Alien or...

Dozens of revelers gathered near the top-secret base, purportedly hoping to glimpse some extraterrestrial life—but all they got were...

A Global Climate Strike, a Dangerous Huawei Move, and More...

Catch up on the most important news from today in two minutes or less.

What to Expect From a Pooch on a Paddleboard

Sharing your deck with a dog is risky, but knowing about conservation of momentum might help you stay dry.

Enter the Capitalocene: How Climate Change Will Ruin Capitalism

Capitalism is responsible for climate change—not you and me. But here’s what one economist says we could do about it.

You Can Soon Get Your DNA Sequenced Anonymously

Using a blockchain, Nebula Genomics has crafted a way for customers to get their genomes sequenced without revealing personally identifying...

How to Go to the Bathroom in Space

Hear from a real-live astronaut about pee rainbows, poop practice, and the cosmic quest for good hygiene in zero gravity.